The main topic for this weeks podcast was inspired by this Instagram post by Veil Solutions:
These words come from a friend, a brother, and one of the baddest dudes on(or off) the mat I've ever been around. He is a black belt in BJJ and for almost a decade I've watched him teach others to be better. This holds true in a lot of ways, no matter the sport.. People will either quit, and give up because they thought it would be easy, or they will become a better version of themselves. #veilsolutions #colliasjiujitsu
Turns out, it’s relevant for competitive shooting too. When someone shows up to their first match, a lot of the time they don’t even know what’s possible, so getting stomped by the really good shooters is good for them. It lets them know what’s possible, and what they need to strive for. On the other hand, if they show up, and the best shooters were to just take it easy and beat the new guy by the thinnist of margins, the new guy would think he “almost” beat the best shooters.
Gear that Doesn’t Suck
Ben and I have both been looking for a decent squib stick to keep in our range bags that wouldn’t break the bank. After poking around on Amazon we found this $7 brass rod that works great. It’s sized just right for a 9mm bore, and did I mention it’s $7?
In the past Ben’s been using a wooden dowel to pound out squibs, but recently shattered it on an exceptionally stubborn one. The brass rod has pounded a few squibs since we’ve had it, and it’s good to go.
The BATFE announced the dreaded 41P ruling last week right after Pres. Obama dropped his Executive Actions. Turns out it’s not as bad as a lot of people were expecting. Basically it’s now requiring everyone on a NFA trust to submit fingerprints, paperwork and a picture to the ATF, and they’ve eliminated the CLEO sign-off requirement from… everything. The Prince Law blog has the details.
As mentioned above, President Obama also announced his executive actions on guns. Most of it wasn’t anything to get your panties in a wad about, but there is one area of concern, and that’s the Social Security Adminstration communicating with NICS or whoever to tell them what people have been deemed by them not to be able to own guns. Basically they way we understand is that this will impact people who aren’t able to take care of their own finances, so their SSA checks go to someone else who then handles their estate for them. I’d prefer there be some sort of due process to go along with people losing their rights, but that’s just me.
Hickok45 got banninated from YouTube this week. Twice. Turns out it’s not the conspiracy everyone thought it was. They’ve got the final word up on their YouTube page here. Ben also wrote a little post about it that’s worth a read.
First Match Story
This week’s first match story comes in as a big surprise to us from Mike Seeklander of the American Warrior Show. Turns out he shot his first match at Ant Hill Range right here in NC. It’s about 45 minutes into the show, and it’s good. Real good. Don’t miss it.
Plug of the Week:
ParaCast. A while back we recommended Tom Nelson’s ParaCast back when he was doing just a Q&A format type show. Since then The Gun Dudes stopped recording new episodes, and Tom brought on Steve Koski and Andy Peterson as regulars, and they’ve been putting out some pretty good stuff. Check them out here.